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Safari Helicopter Tours

Heliport, Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
808-246-0136
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Ranked #12 of 47 activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: The Deluxe Volcano/Coast Safari Helicopter tour takes you to over the vent of the Kilauea Volcano System to view the volcanic activity.  This may... more »
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Cleveland, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Booked several weeks in advance, drove over 2 hours from Kona to get there--was sitting in the helicopter and the tour got cancelled due to poor weather conditions. We were told that if everyone in the helicopter wanted to book for later in the afternoon that they would add a flight in the afternoon. Unfortunately, only 4 of the 6... More

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Dallas, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It was raining in the morning and we were worried that the trip would be cancelled. It cleared up by our afternoon trip, but started raining a little over the volcano. It made the scene very other worldly as the steam rose up off the hot land. The pilot did a great job finding some places where the lava came... More

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New England
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We booked this tour from home by email. I also had called them for info. I liked that they would not charge the credit card until the day of the tour. This was convenient for me as I was making the reservations for 4 people , but only paying for 2 of us. We had a brief orientation and were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We booked a helicopter tour with another company originally and they charged our credit card only to later advise us that the time and date we wanted was already booked. By that time it was quite close to our vacation and we only had one day available at Hilo. Safari Helicorter Tours was very accomodating. They did not have a... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I always like to be very honest and genuine in my reviews because if you are looking on trip advisor you obviously like other people's input!!! Kauai is lush and gorgeous and how can an expensive helicopter tour be anything short of amazing !! I have to admit I wasn't as in awe as I hoped to have been... The... More

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Gagetown, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We came to the Big Island to see the volcanos. This trip was value priced and wonderful. The pilot made sure that views of attractions were seen by those on the left and right side of the helicopter. The comentary was so good that their was nothing left to ask. There are bigger helicopter tour companies I can't see how... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a brilliant way to get close to the volcanic activity at the moment. On the way out to the volcanos we flew over the sea - saw mother and baby whales - then out to some beautiful waterfalls. We spent much of the time flying low over the lava fields which was really exciting. Our pilot gave us... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were on a Hawaiian islands cruise and thought we'd do a helicopter ride prior to our Volcancoes national park tour later in the day. There were two timeslots available, 8 45am pick up for a 9 30am flight and 10 45am pick up for a 11 45am flight. We opted for the 8 45am timeslot. We were offered free... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had an excellent experience with Safari Helicopters. When we arrived early in the morning, our flight was cancelled due to weather over the volcano. We were given an option to come back later in the day or re-schedule for another day. Another day was not an option as we were staying on the other side of the island and... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Was able to book with a day's notice. Friendly and well-informed staff. Forty minute ride with fantastic photo opportunities for all six passengers

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